After many enquiries asking for a quick portrait I’m launching a dedicated profile photo day! If you’re looking for a new LinkedIn shot, a dating profile photo or even just a Facebook update, then this is the shoot for you! The best part?! The launch price of this brand new service is just $50, saving 33%.
We’ll meet at a pre-determined location in Leslieville Toronto and over ten minutes we’ll take a series of photos for you using the natural light and surrounding environment. In our last five minutes you’ll review your images and rate your favourites from which I’ll pick up to your best five!
This shoot is ideal for a quick new profile. It’s intended to serve a distinct purpose and to cut straight to the point of my other more in depth packages. I’ll deliver the best of what you bring to the table.
BOOK YOUR SESSION NOW
Follow the calendar below and click on any of the bolded dates, the available time slots will appear and the rest is pretty self-explanatory on how to pay and book your session. If the dates below, don’t work for you, join the mailing list below to be notified of new dates.
There is a full questions and answers section at the bottom of the page. Make sure to read carefully and make sure this shoot is for you. My goal is to deliver something short, sweet and accessible for all different price points. In order to do this successfully there are strict guidelines.
Look forward to working with you soon!
WHY CHOOSE ME AS YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER?
After five years of Photojournalism and features photography for leading national publications, I have a unique set of skills that I’d love to share with you. When most jobs involved just a phone number and ten minutes with a subject, I learned to work quickly and effectively to put my subjects at ease and get the best out of them no matter the story.
WHERE DO THE SESSIONS TAKE PLACE?
All portrait sessions take place in the east end of Toronto. I’ll send the directions as soon as you complete your booking.
WILL YOU BE OFFERING THESE SESSIONS IN OTHER CITIES?
Not currently, but over time I will be expanding this quick fire concept across different fields and different cities as demand requires.
WHAT TO EXPECT
When we meet, show me your proof of purchase (email confirmation on your phone is fine). After a quick hello, we’ll get right to it! Try not to stress. We’ll keep it light hearted. Photoshoots are fun and this is meant to be just that. If you feel nervous or awkward, that makes you normal. No one loves having their photo taken and everyone is insecure, even the biggest of celebrities. So be at ease and enjoy yourself!
If you’ve had difficulty in the past with having your photo taken, take a few minutes to yourself looking right in the mirror, give your classic on camera smile. Get acquainted with your face, pull stupid faces, make yourself laugh, make yourself stern. Play around and learn to ease yourself into it. My goal will always be to bring out the best in you. If you have anything very specific in mind make sure you let me know ahead of time.
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
The shoot will last 15 minutes including 5 minutes to review your images.
DO YOU PROVIDE HAIR/MAKEUP?
No, please arrive camera ready.
WHAT AGES ARE THESE SHOOTS FOR?
These shoots are for ages 13 and up.
CAN I STILL BRING MY CHILD? CAN I BRING MY FAMILY?
Ideally you’ll arrive on your own so you have the space to feel comfortable without spectators. If someone is to join you for comfort or support make sure they give you just that. Bring an ally not a critic!. However, I can only photograph one person at a time for that 10-minute block of time. If you also want another person photographed, you’ll have to buy an additional block of time for each person.
WHAT DO I WEAR?
You can wear whatever you want, because this is your portrait. With that said, it’s good to keep it simple and timeless. Think on where you’d like this profile photo to go? Are you looking for a new job? Is this for a dating site? Purpose will help guide you on your wardrobe.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
This is a special launch price of $50 for the window of shooting and digital delivery of final selects.
DOES THIS INCLUDE RETOUCHING?
Your images will have a simple edit of exposure, colour and sharpness. If you would like additional retouching it will cost $15 per image.
HOW WILL I GET MY PORTRAITS AND HOW MANY DO I GET?
I will allow you to review and mark your favourite portraits in the final 5 minutes of our time together, after that I will choose the strongest ones and will send you an email with a link to download within a week after the shoot.
CAN I FURTHER EDIT MY PORTRAIT AFTER I RECEIVE IT?
I would really prefer you not touch your portrait after you receive it, for the same reasons you wouldn’t paint over a painting that someone has made for you. As mentioned above, I have spent almost a decade learning lighting, post-production, retouching, colour, etc. So everything I do during the entire process is very thought out and purposeful. We know those VSCO presets or that Instagram “Nashville” filter are tempting to use, but please do not further edit your portrait in any way.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I AM LATE OR CANCEL?
All cancellations must be at least 24 hours in advance of the shoot to be subject for a refund. If you are late for your appointment I will give you whatever time you have left, if you miss it, it will count as a late cancellation. These shoots are designed to give an accessible price for professional photography but has to happen under strict timelines to allow this.
CAN I USE THESE FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES?
Can I use my portrait for my album cover? Book cover? Advertising? The short answer is no.
These portraits are for personal use only. Posting them to social media networks is great and encouraged but they may not be used for any commercial uses UNLESS we negotiate that usage separately with a different contract. Why? Offering $50 commercial shoots would be undercutting my entire industry and all my peers and fellow photographers. That’s why this is mostly for personal use and social media use. You may also use them on your business cards, on your website if you’d like and as a general publicity headshot.
(Please note: by signing up, you’re agreeing that you’ll only use your portrait for personal use and social media, not commercial use.)